Simply change the file allocation size to 2048 when you format the player. You do this right as you are about to update the player via windows explorer. Then simply click the update button on the updater and do not check mark any of the boxes listed in the updater. This way it keeps the custom file allocation. I don't know why but it makes the player warmer. More bass and in a good way with my gear. Makes the Studio V a bit more musical and improves the prat. The mids now have a slight warmth to them instead of being full blown cold.... Overall a very easy mod and you can always revert back to the original allocation by doing the firmware update again and this time checking both boxes for full media erase and format.